The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Swindon region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 41 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.80% 0.74% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 0.78% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £270 £345 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +29.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £345 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £345 £267
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.30% -
Job Titles Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
399 258 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 89.86% 95.56% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 209 246
Average daily rate £400 £410 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +14.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 16
Average hourly rate £21.75 £13.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.11% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.39 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Leader
Wiltshire

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Leader across the Swindon region.

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Leader
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title.

1 8 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Nortel
2 6 (60.00%) Avaya
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) jMock
4 1 (10.00%) TestPartner
4 1 (10.00%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (10.00%) EasyMock
4 1 (10.00%) Base SAS
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX
4 1 (10.00%) SAS
4 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) LAN
1 6 (60.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Base SAS
1 1 (10.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) jMock
1 1 (10.00%) TestPartner
1 1 (10.00%) SilkPerformer
1 1 (10.00%) EasyMock
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) Nortel
1 6 (60.00%) Avaya